The Hair Archives...is a tribute to the beauty profession and the hairstyles of the 20th century. As a hairstylist fresh out of school, I stumbled across a vintage hair styling magazine one day and became hooked on the styles of the past. I learned to appreciate the talent that went into creating the styles that our parents and grandparents wore, and the artistry of the finished looks. Hair fashion in those days was so different than the styles that everyone has become accustomed too today. From that day on, I became an avid collector of hair memorabilia including such things as beauty/barber shoppe equipment, posters, hair sundries & toiletries, and advertising pieces. But my favorite collectible is my library of hairstyling books and magazines dating back to the 1920s. I have spent over 15 years collecting and preserving this memorabilia for future generations.
The Hair Archives, formerly called the Beauty Shoppe Archives, was created to share much of this memorabilia with you. Over the last several years, I have shown numerous hairstyles from the past including many famous looks such as -- the French twist, the beehive, flip, pageboy, pixie cut, poodle cut, updos, braids, unisex styles, etc. If you are new to the website, you can still see many of these styles in the Archives section of the website. In addition to showing you vintage hairstyles, you will see some great hair/beauty advertisements from the past, pictures of old salons, shop equipment, and just about anything else associated with the beauty industry. As a new feature, I have recently introduced a little vintage shoppe for those of you who also enjoy collecting and preserving hair memorabilia.
I hope you enjoy this tribute and thanks for stopping in!